Review of revenues for the Tarcoola to Darwin Railway 2013-14 to 2017-18 - final report

25 Mar 2022


The Commission has conducted a five-year review of the revenues earned from third party access to below-rail services on the Tarcoola to Darwin rail line, as required by the AustralAsia Railway (‘Third Party Access’) Code. 

Its final finding is that, based on the Depreciated Optimised Replacement Cost asset value adopted in this review, excessive revenues have not been earned over the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018. The results are highly sensitive to the asset valuation, the cost allocation methodology and the rate of return adopted. Sensitivity testing on various key parameters indicates that the revenues earned were still well below any of the possible maximum revenue limits calculated.


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